Friday, 31 May 2013

Abbey Media May Releases

We were sent two new Abbey Media releases, Sooty The Children’s Party (released the 20th of May) and Volume 2 Learn to Read With The Alphablocks (released the 6th of May).  

The competitions I hosted for both titles proved really popular and I can see why going on the reaction of my two little film critics.

Sooty especially is getting a very positive reaction!  They sigh dramatically when the DVD comes to an end and beg wholeheartedly for me to put it on straight again…

Obviously I have to encourage them to get fresh air and do other things so once a day is all I can allow my two Sooty obsessed boys, but I very much like the peace and quiet one playtime of the DVD brings (a whole hour with no fighting whoopee!).  So I can highly recommend this title alongside my boys.  Sooty, Sweep and Soo are very entertaining as they muddle along trying to assist in the children party.  Although it has made me very peckish for party food!  Will the party be a success? Richard’s job hangs in the balance, poor man!  Relying on his three friends to pull through for him… (Handing out invites, blowing up balloons etc often with comic results).

The other episodes Beach Patrol and Pizza To Go are very funny too, my boys are 4 and almost 6 and not tiring of the characters antics.  Soo doing a catwalk of her Barbie’s and having Sooty add a cheeky moustache to one made me giggle.

I was pleased youngest could watch the second instalment of Learn to Read With The Alphablocks as I do think it is quite an educational series.  It is helpful for youngest to start sounding out the letter noises, I am trying to give him a head start ready for full time school this September, so the workload does not seem overwhelming.  As I think it will be quite a shock for him going full time (not being able to boss mummy around all day, how will he cope!).  We have lots of learning books, but mummy needs supplementary materials (like this DVD) so he can learn and I can tidy!  Seriously the latest craze of marbles is looking quite dangerous!  Eldest has been flying once already… (DVD on now so I can let operation “contain marbles” begin!).

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